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Formed: 1993
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rammstein News

Below is our complete Rammstein news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Behemoth To Support Rammstein

Polish black / death kings Behemoth will support German heavyweights Rammstein on their June 4th, 2013 show at Impactfest in Warsaw, Poland.

Commented Behemoth's frontman Nergal: "A few months ago my friends from Deathstars have supported the concert in Ergo Arena, I was jealous… Today on behalf of Behemoth I may proudly announce that we will share the stage with the one of the most important worldwide rock bands: Rammstein.

"It’s going to be the first show in Poland that we’ll play after the long time and it is already now more than likely that we present the brand new songs that we’re now strongly working on. And – special thanx to Steven and Live Nation Poland for reliance. We worked together on Big 4 on Bemowo and we’re looking forward to meet them again. It’s an honour!"

Nergal will also be releasing an autobiography after his bout with leukemia titled "Sacrum Profanum." The latest teaser trailer for the release can be found at this location.

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Slipknot To Headline Download 2013

The organisers of Britain's Download festival have announced that Iowa based act Slipknot has been confirmed as the headlining act for the first day of next year's edition of the festival.

"We are extremely honoured to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival," said Slipknot’s Clown. "It’s always good to have the church of the Knot, the alter of the Knot, giving the sermon of the Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot.

"This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don't bitch."

This follows the news that British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will be headlining over the weekend, along with German industrial metal veterans, Rammstein. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th - 16th. More details will be revealed as soon as they become available.

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Marilyn Manson Performs With Rammstein In Germany

American shock rock veteran Marilyn Manson joined German industrial metal outfit Rammstein on stage last night at the ECHO Awards in the German capital city of Berlin, to perform a rendition of his hit song, "The Beautiful People." You can check out a video of the performance below. Rammstein also won two awards at the event, taking home the prizes for best national rock/alternative and for the most successful national act abroad. More...

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Rammstein Honored with Mausoleum, Video Posted

Coinciding with two shows show in their hometown of Berlin, Germany, Rammstein was celebrated with a mausoleum. In front of the O2 World, Berlin’s biggest indoor arena, fans congregated for a procession including a horse-drawn hearse, which delivered the original death masks (as seen on the cover of the band's new career retrospective) of the six band members to the mausoleum.

Inside the black cubic building the busts were carefully placed amongst candles and a book of condolence and could be visited by fans in appropriate reverence. You can watch a promotional video of the event here:

This event took place to commemorate the release of the album “Made In Germany 1995 – 2011’” which reflects the band’s career in 16 tracks and – in a special edition – in addition 17 remixes of their body of work.

As previously reported, Rammstein will be touring North America next year, and the band's "Made In Germany 1995-2011" North American Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rammstein Posts "Making Of" New Video Online

German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted a half hour video online documenting the making of the band's latest music video, "Mein Land." You can check it out below. The song is a brand new composition for the groups forthcoming compilation album, "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011," which will be released in North America on December 6th through Universal Germany's marketing and distribution deal in the US with Vagrant Records and will be available in the following formats:

Standard Edition: CD Digipak - Best of Album

Special Edition: 2-CD Digipak - Best of Album and Best of Remixes

Super Deluxe Edition: 2-CD (Best of Album and Best of Remixes) as well as 3 DVDs (including the full Rammstein video catalog, all previously available "Making of" and 8 unreleased "Making of" videos) packaged in a steel box complete with a 240-page booklet. Limited to 1200 copies in the US. More...

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Rammstein Announces North American Tour Dates

RAMMSTEIN will bring their brand new live production to North America this spring for 21 dates kicking off April 20 in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets for the tour, presented by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, Nov. 18 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

Demand for Rammstein's pyrotechnic-laden performances has been so great in Europe, where they regularly play capacity level soccer stadiums, the band spent nearly a full decade without setting foot on North American shores. In December 2010, the sextet returned to North America for two sold out shows including a performance at Madison Square Garden. Rammstein followed with a 9-day trek of major North American cities in Spring 2011.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of news of the band's first retrospective release, "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011," which will be available in North America (through a distribution deal between Universal Germany and Vagrant Records) on Dec. 13. Rammstein recently released "Mein Land," a new four-track digital single that features two new songs: the title track and "Vergiss uns Nicht" as well as remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai. A video directed by Jonas Akerlund for "Mein Land" can be seen here. Rammstein's most recent full-length album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da," debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 in October 2009.

Here are RAMMSTEIN's Made In Germany 1995-2011 North American Tour dates:

April 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center On Sale Nov. 18
April 21 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum On Sale Nov. 18
April 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena On Sale Nov. 19
April 25 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena On Sale Nov. 18
April 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center On Sale Nov. 18
April 28 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum On Sale Nov. 18
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center On Sale Nov. 19
May 1 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre On Sale Nov. 26
May 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena On Sale Dec. 3
May 4 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena On Sale Nov. 19
May 6 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills On Sale Nov. 18
May 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center On Sale Dec. 5
May 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre On Sale Nov. 25
May 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena On Sale Nov. 25
May 14 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome On Sale Dec. 3
May 17 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center On Sale Nov. 19
May 18 - Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena On Sale Dec. 3
May 20 - Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum On Sale Nov. 19
May 22 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center On Sale Nov. 18
May 24 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center On Sale Dec. 3
May 25 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center On Sale Nov. 19

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Rammstein Posts New Music Video Online

German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted a new music video online for the song, "Mein Land." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's forthcoming compilation album, "Made In Germany 1995-2011," which will be released on December 2nd through Universal Music.

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Just For Fun

A Tribute To "Pussy"

It was two years ago today that Rammstein created a stir with their music video for the single "Pussy", off the album "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." Between the song's name, lyrics, and explicit music video, the video instantly went viral and made for Metalunderground.com's most read article ever in just a few months (now topping 400,000 views), thanks to the thousands of Internet searches turning up our article as a result. Imagine that: searches for "pussy" would trump other metal-related searches on the 'net. Gasp!

The band debuted the uncensored version of the video on a porn site and had multiple versions of the video banned from YouTube before finally blurring entire scenes containing the offensive images beyond recognition.

As a viral hit and with such a title and subject, as well as being both funny and explicit at the same time, the song has predictably become one to cover (or remix) just to prove a band of any sort to be edgy or maybe in some perverse sense of fun. Let's take a look at a few such covers and parodies:

Just last month Daveyboyz (also known for Heavy Metal Farmer) released a video parody of Rammstein's "Pussy" music video, entitled "Cookie." Despite the change, you can't help but think of the original lyrics when watching this disturbing parody:


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Rammstein Announces Early 2012 European Tour

German industrial metal icons Rammstein have announced that they will once again embark on a headlining tour of Europe in early 2012. The tour is in support of an upcoming greatest hits package from the band titled "Made In Germany 1995 – 2011" but further details on the release are not available at this time. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the band's 2012 European tour below.

02/06 Kaunas, LIT – Zalgiris Arena
02/07 Riga, LAT – Arena
02/10 Moskau, RUS – Sport Complex Olumpiski
02//13 St. Petersburg, RUS – Sport Concert Complex
02/15 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Areena
02/17 Stockholm, SWE – Ericsson Globe Arena
02/19 Olso, NOR – Vallhall
02/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum
02/22 Herning, DEN – Jyske Bank Boxen
02/24 London, UK – The O2 Arena
02/25 Birmingham, UK – LG Arena
02/27 Dublin, IRE – The O2
02/29 Newcastle, UK – Metro Arena
03/01 Manchester, UK – MEN Arena
03/02 Nottingham, UK – Capital FM Arena
03/04 Rotterdam, NET – Ahoy
03/06 Paris, FRA – Bercy
03/08 Antwerpen, BEL – Sportpalais

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Rammstein Announces New European Tour Dates

German industrial metal icons Rammstein have announced that they will once again embark on a headlining tour of Europe this coming November. The tour is reportedly in support of an upcoming greatest hits package from he group titled "Made In Germany 1995 – 2011" but further details on the release are not available at this time. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the European tour below.

11/06 Bratislava, SLO – Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu
11/10 Budapest, HUN – Sportarena
11/12 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
11/14 Gdanks/Sopot, POL – Ergo Arena
11/17 Leipzig, GER – Arena
11/20 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/21 Friedrichshafen, GER – Rothaus Halle
11/23 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/25 Berlin, GER – O2 World
11/28 Hamburg, GER – O2 World
11/29 Bremen, GER – Arena
12/01 Strasbourg, FRA – Zénith
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/04 Düsseldorf, GER – ISS Dome
12/08 Frankfurt, GER – a. M. Festhalle
12/10 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion

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Rammstein Performs On Jimmy Kimmel Live

German industrial metal act Rammstein were the featured musical guests on the May 19, 2011 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can view footage of their performance, featuring the track "Du Hast," in the player below.

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Rammstein Video Interview Posted Online

Metal Sanaz has posted a video interview online which was conducted with members of Rammstein. You can check out the video clip below, or watch Metalinjection.net's interview with the band at the Revolver Golden Gods show at this location.

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Rammstein Interviewed At Golden Gods Awards

Metalinjection.net has posted a video interview online with Rammstein at the Golden Gods awards, which can be viewed below. Metalinjection also commented on the clip:

"Rob talks to the vocalist (Till Lindemann) and drummer (Christoph 'Doom' Schneider) of Rammstein about fire marshalls, exploding babies and their killer videos. The band went on to win the Best Live Band award at the Golden Gods."

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Golden Gods Show

Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.

Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...

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Rammstein Announces U.S. And Canadian Tour Dates

Rammstein has posted the following message online about upcoming North American shows:

"After the success of last year’s show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, we are happy to announce Rammestein’s first North America Tour after 10 years. Presale starts on February 25/26 – more information and ticket links to be followed soon."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

05.05. New York (East Rutherford) – Izod Center
07.05. Montreal – Bell Centre
08.05. Toronto – Air Canada Centre
10.05. Chicago (Rosemont)- Allstate Arena
13.05. Edmonton – Rexall Place
15.05. Seattle (Tacoma) – Tacoma Dome
18.05. San Francisco (Oakland) – Oracle Arena
20.05. Los Angeles – The Forum
21.05. Las Vegas – Thomas & Mack Center

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Apocalyptica Comments On Rammstein Lawsuit

Finnish cello rock act Apocalyptica has posted the following statement online, in response to previous reports that the band had been sued by German metal act Rammstein. The statement reads;

"The [Anwalt24.de] article's headline [which suggested that Apocalyptica was forced to pay damages to Rammstein] is substantially wrong: neither the band Apocalyptica nor their management are or were involved in the described lawsuit. However, the parties involved are the band Rammstein and Sony Music Entertainment GmbH, as the successor of the by now-defunct affiliated label GUN Records.

"Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management regret the events, but neither had any influence on a violation of trademark and naming rights, nor any part in whatsoever resulting agreements.

"It is correct that GUN Records published advertisements with the stated endorsement disregarding existing agreements, and the band Rammstein subsequently filed a lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment GmbH as the parent company. It is furthermore correct that Sony Music Entertainment GmbH and Rammstein have agreed on a settlement, the details of which, however, are unknown to Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management. We ask that further articles on the topic correctly reproduce the facts."

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Apocalyptica Sued By Rammstein

Apocalyptica has experienced a couple legal hurdles recently. First, The Regional Court of Berlin has convicted Apocalyptica for trademark infringement against Rammstein. The Finnish cello metallers face a fine of 45,000 Euro. The Finnish band was sued over the album's release being promoted on stickers, magazines and posters with the words "featuring Rammstein" without the authorization of the band and their management, despite the appearance of Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe on the track "Helden" (a David Bowie cover of "Heroes").

In other Apocalyptica news, Atlantic Records would not give clearance to promote the album version of "Not Strong Enough," which features Brent Smith of Shinedown, to radio in the US. This was due to Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" track off The Expendables soundtrack competing for radio play at the same time. Doug Robb of Hoobastank has now recorded a vocal track for the song and that is the version that will be going to radio in the U.S. on January 18, 2011. The track will be released digitally as well.

UPDATE: Apocalyptica has commented on the Rammstein law suit to clarify the situation.

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Footage Posted Online From Rammstein Performance

Video clips have been posted online of Rammstein performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 11th, 2010. Footage from the concert can be seen below.


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Metal Bits

Sometimes there are interesting bits in the metal world that aren’t exactly newsworthy on their own, might not qualify as “just for fun,” or might even be too old to warrant a new post of its own. So here’s a round-up of some interesting metal bits around the ‘net this week:

Episode 3 of "Shit Phil Says” is now up on Metal Injection.

Abigail Williams members lob a dildo at IWrestledABearOnce via Metal Sucks.

An acoustic "Radio Disney Version" of Slayer's "Raining Blood" has been making rounds online:

And from the same video author I discovered a fake Rammstein cover of "99 Luftballons" (Nena Cover):

Don't miss our own Top Ten Halloween Metal Songs list from Dan of Autumns Eyes.

And worth re-linking here, is "Another 'Hardcore Dancing How-To' Video" that Metal Injection uncovered.

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Rammstein Sells Out Madison Square Garden

Tickets sold out in only thirty minutes for the legendary German band RAMMSTEIN‘s December 11th performance at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City. This will be the only US show by the Berlin-based six-piece band, who have not performed in the United States since 2001. The show was announced September 27th, tickets went on sale for the show Friday, October 8th at Noon Eastern and before an hour passed, tickets were officially sold out. This makes RAMMSTEIN the first German band in history to accomplish such a feat.

The band’s appearance at the Quebec City Summer Festival in July 2010 already lured thousands of US fans to cross the border into Canada and since last fall, RAMMSTEIN’s formidable live show traversed Europe in twenty 18-wheelers packed with pyrotechnics, flame-throwers, bazookas and enough ordnance to level a small country.

The band’s most recent album, Liebe ist für alle da (“Love is there for all”), was released in November 2009 and hit #1 on many charts across Europe, and entered on the Billboard Charts at #13 – the highest chart entry for Rammstein in the United States ever – and boosted their worldwide catalog to over 16 million albums sold.

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